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SAFETY | 9 out of 10
Good," frontal offset impact; "good," side impact; "good," rear impact; Top Safety Pick
Four stars, frontal impact; five stars, side impact
“Volkswagen didn’t skimp on the safety features”
The Jetta is especially strong with respect to occupant protection and safety features. The Jetta gets four stars from NHTSA for front-impact protection and five stars for side impacts, but it's an IIHS Top Safety Pick, with top "good" scores in frontal offset, side, and rear impact tests, along with the new roof-strength test.
Electronic stability control and anti-lock brakes are optional on the 2010 Jetta, as are front side-impact airbags, full-length curtain/head airbags, and supplemental rear side bags (they're usually not at all offered in this class).
MotherProof appreciates that the “super-strong door beams protect passengers in the event of a collision” and notes that all Jettas feature a “nifty traction control system to help with slippery roads.”
Among smaller sedans and wagons, the 2010 Volkswagen Jetta is one of your safest, most secure picks.